Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Eastover, SC and Sumter, SC, 44214-44216 [2018-18765]

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For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 [FR Doc. 2018–18734 Filed 8–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0131; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASO–4] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Eastover, SC and Sumter, SC Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mc Entire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB), Eastover, SC, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Mc Entire nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the Mc Entire JNGB, and Shaw AFB, and Sumter Airport, Sumter, SC, and updates the names of Mc Entire JNGB and Sumter Airport. In addition, an editorial change is made to the airspace designation in both Class D and E airspace. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 8, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Order 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends Class D and Class E airspace at Mc Entire JNGB, Shaw AFB, and Sumter Airport, Eastover and Sumter, SC, to support IFR operations at these airports. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 14610, April 5, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2018–0131 to amend Class D and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mc Entire JNGB due to the decommissioning of the Mc Entire NDB, and cancellation of the NDB approach. The NPRM also advised of the proposed amendment to the geographic coordinates of Mc Entire JNGB, and Shaw AFB, and Sumter Airport, Sumter, SC, and the Mc Entire JNGB TACAN geographic coordinates. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in support of the proposal. In their comment, AOPA stated that the NPRM did not comply with FAA guidance in Order 7400.2, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, because a graphic was not included in the docket. Additionally, AOPA encouraged the FAA to follow E:\FR\FM\30AUR1.SGM 30AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 169 / Thursday, August 30, 2018 / Rules and Regulations amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES their guidance by making the action effective date concurrent with publication of the VFR sectional chart publication date. The FAA has determined AOPA’s comments raised no substantive issues related to the proposed changes to the airspace addressed in the NPRM. To the extent the FAA failed to follow its policies related to publishing graphics in the docket and coincidental to the sectional chart date, we note the following. The FAA provided graphics for this proposal on April 25, 2018. Nevertheless, specific to AOPA’s comment regarding the FAA already creating a graphical depiction of new or modified airspace overlaid on a Sectional Chart for quality assurance purposes, this is not correct nor required in all cases. During the airspace reviews, airspace graphics may be created, if deemed necessary, to determine if there are terrain issues, or if cases are considered complex. However, in many cases, a graphic is not required when developing an airspace proposal. With respect to AOPA’s comment addressing effective dates, FAA Order 7400.2L, para 2–3–7.a.4. states that, to the extent practicable, airspace areas and restricted areas should become effective on a sectional chart date and that consideration should be given to selecting a sectional chart date that matches a 56-day en route chart cycle date. The FAA does consider Class E airspace amendment effective dates to coincide with the publication of sectional charts, to the extent practicable; however, this consideration is accomplished after the NPRM comment period ends in the Final Rule. Substantive comments received to NPRMs, flight safety concerns, management of IFR operations at affected airports, and immediacy of required proposed airspace amendments are some of the factors that must be taken into consideration when selecting the appropriate effective date. After considering all factors, the FAA may determine that selecting an effective date that conforms to a 56-day en route chart cycle date that is not coincidental to sectional chart dates is better for the NAS and its users rather than awaiting the next sectional chart date. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of Mc Entire JNGB, due to the decommissioning of the Mc Entire NDB, and cancellation of the NDB approach. The changes enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. The geographic coordinates of the Mc Entire JNGB, Shaw AFB, Sumter Airport, Sumter, and the Mc Entire JNGB TACAN also are adjusted to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database, and the airport names are updated to Mc Entire JNGB (formerly Mc Entire ANGB), and Sumter Airport (formerly Sumter Municipal Airport). Also, this action updates the name of the Mc Entire ANGB TACAN navigation aid to the Mc Entire JNGB TACAN. Finally, an editorial change is made to the airspace designation, removing the city from the airport name associated with Mc Entire JNGB and Shaw AFB to comply with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. Class D and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 5000 and 6005, respectively of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 44215 Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ASO SC D Eastover, SC [Amended] Mc Entire JNGB, SC (Lat. 33°55′15″ N, long. 80°48′04″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,800 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of Mc Entire JNGB. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO SC E5 Sumter, SC [Amended] Shaw AFB, SC (Lat. 33°58′22″ N, long. 80°28′14″ W) Mc Entire JNGB (Lat. 33°55′15″ N, long. 80°48′04″ W) Mc Entire JNGB TACAN (Lat. 33°55′27″ N, long. 80°48′8″ W) Sumter Airport, SC E:\FR\FM\30AUR1.SGM 30AUR1 44216 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 169 / Thursday, August 30, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (Lat. 33°59′42″ N, long. 80°21′41″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 10-mile radius of Shaw AFB and within a 6.8-mile radius of Mc Entire JNGB and within 3 miles each side of Mc Entire JNGB TACAN 138° radial, extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 12 miles southeast of the TACAN and within a 7-mile radius of Sumter Airport; excluding that airspace contained within Restricted Area R–6002 when it is in use. Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. including most of the world’s suppliers of advanced missiles and missile-related equipment, materials, software and technology. The regime establishes a common list of controlled items (the Annex) and a common export control policy (the Guidelines) that member countries implement in accordance with their national export controls. The MTCR seeks to limit the risk of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by controlling exports of goods and technologies that could make a contribution to delivery systems (other than manned aircraft) for such weapons. In 1993, the MTCR’s original focus on missiles for nuclear weapons delivery was expanded to include the proliferation of missiles for the delivery of all types of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), i.e., nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. Such proliferation has been identified as a threat to international peace and security. One way to address this threat is to maintain vigilance over the transfer of missile equipment, material, and related technologies usable for systems capable of delivering WMD. MTCR members voluntarily pledge to adopt the Regime’s export Guidelines and to restrict the export of items contained in the Regime’s Annex. The Regime’s Guidelines are implemented through the national export control laws, regulations and policies of the regime members. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect changes to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Annex that were agreed to by MTCR member countries at the October 2017 Plenary in Dublin, Ireland, and the May 2017 Technical Experts Meeting (TEM) in Stockholm, Sweden. This final rule revises seventeen Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) to implement the changes that were agreed to at the meetings and to better align the missile technology (MT) controls on the Commerce Control List (CCL) with the MTCR Annex. DATES: This rule is effective August 30, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Bragonje, Nuclear and Missile Technology Controls Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Phone: (202) 482–0434; Email: sharon.bragonje@ bis.doc.gov. Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) This final rule revises the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect changes to the MTCR Annex agreed to at the October 2017 Plenary in Dublin, Ireland, and changes resulting from the May 2017 Technical Experts Meeting (TEM) in Stockholm, Sweden. References are provided below for the MTCR Annex changes agreed to at the meetings that correspond to the EAR revisions described below. This rule also makes changes to the Commerce Control List (CCL) (Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of the EAR) to conform with the MTCR Annex. All of the changes in this final rule align the MT controls on the CCL with the MTCR Annex. In the discussion below, BIS identifies the origin of each change in the regulatory text of this final rule by using one the following parenthetical phrases: (Dublin 2017 Plenary), (Stockholm 2017 TEM), or (Changes to Align with MTCR Annex). Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 22, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–18765 Filed 8–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Part 774 [Docket No. 170906871–7871–01] RIN 0694–AH46 Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations Based on the 2017 Missile Technology Control Regime Plenary Agreements AGENCY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR or Regime) is an export control arrangement among 35 nations, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 Amendments to the Commerce Control List (CCL) This final rule amends the CCL to reflect changes to the MTCR Annex by amending seventeen ECCNs, as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ECCN 1B117. This final rule amends ECCN 1B117 by revising the heading to remove the criteria for which ‘‘batch mixers’’ are controlled under this entry and moves the criteria to the new ‘‘items’’ paragraphs a and b in the List of Items Controlled section. This final rule, as a conforming change, redesignates existing ‘‘items’’ paragraphs a and b as paragraphs c and d (including redesignating the Note to paragraph b as Note to paragraph d), respectively, so that all criteria that identify ‘‘batch mixers’’ that are controlled under ECCN 1B117 are in the List of Items Controlled section. These changes involving the rearranging of the existing text are being made for clarity and consistency within the MTCR Annex (MTCR Annex Change, Category II: Item 4.B.3., Dublin 2017 Plenary). These changes are not expected to have any impact on the number of license applications received by BIS. ECCN 1B118. This final rule amends ECCN 1B118 by revising the heading to remove the criteria for which ‘‘continuous mixers’’ are controlled under 1B118 and adds those criteria to the ‘‘items’’ paragraph in the List of Items Controlled section. This final rule revises ‘‘items’’ paragraphs a and b to include the control criteria that identify certain ‘‘continuous mixers’’ that are controlled under ECCN 1B118. This final rule, as a conforming change, also redesignates existing ‘‘items’’ paragraph b as paragraph c, which includes criteria that identify other ‘‘continuous mixers’’ that are controlled under ECCN 1B118. The changes to paragraph b, which this rule redesignates as ‘‘items’’ paragraph c.2, include making minor edits for clarity of the control parameters to more clearly identify the shafts controlled (MTCR Annex Change, Category II: Item 4.B.3.a., Dublin 2017 Plenary). These changes involving the rearranging of the existing text are being made for clarity and consistency within the MTCR Annex. These changes are not expected to have any impact on the number of license applications received by BIS. ECCN 1C111. This final rule amends ECCN 1C111 by revising ‘‘items’’ paragraph a.1 in the List of Items Controlled section. In ‘‘items’’ paragraph a.1, this final rule removes the word ‘‘percent’’ and adds in its place the ‘‘%’’ sign in the phrase ‘‘if at least 10 percent of the total weight.’’ This change is being made for consistency with the MTCR Annex (Changes to Align with MTCR Annex). This is a clarification and will not change any scope of control. This change is not expected to have any impact on the number of license applications received by BIS. E:\FR\FM\30AUR1.SGM 30AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0131; Airspace Docket No. 18-ASO-4]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Eastover, SC and 
Sumter, SC

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mc Entire Joint 
National Guard Base (JNGB), Eastover, SC, to accommodate airspace 
reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Mc Entire non-
directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach. 
Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of 
instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action 
also updates the geographic coordinates of the Mc Entire JNGB, and Shaw 
AFB, and Sumter Airport, Sumter, SC, and updates the names of Mc Entire 
JNGB and Sumter Airport. In addition, an editorial change is made to 
the airspace designation in both Class D and E airspace.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 8, 2018. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual 
revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can 
contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of FAA Order 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go 
to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 
Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305-6364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it amends Class D and Class E airspace at Mc Entire JNGB, Shaw AFB, 
and Sumter Airport, Eastover and Sumter, SC, to support IFR operations 
at these airports.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 14610, April 5, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2018-0131 to 
amend Class D and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface at Mc Entire JNGB due to the decommissioning of the Mc 
Entire NDB, and cancellation of the NDB approach. The NPRM also advised 
of the proposed amendment to the geographic coordinates of Mc Entire 
JNGB, and Shaw AFB, and Sumter Airport, Sumter, SC, and the Mc Entire 
JNGB TACAN geographic coordinates. Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received from the Aircraft 
Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in support of the proposal. In 
their comment, AOPA stated that the NPRM did not comply with FAA 
guidance in Order 7400.2, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, 
because a graphic was not included in the docket. Additionally, AOPA 
encouraged the FAA to follow

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their guidance by making the action effective date concurrent with 
publication of the VFR sectional chart publication date.
    The FAA has determined AOPA's comments raised no substantive issues 
related to the proposed changes to the airspace addressed in the NPRM. 
To the extent the FAA failed to follow its policies related to 
publishing graphics in the docket and coincidental to the sectional 
chart date, we note the following.
    The FAA provided graphics for this proposal on April 25, 2018. 
Nevertheless, specific to AOPA's comment regarding the FAA already 
creating a graphical depiction of new or modified airspace overlaid on 
a Sectional Chart for quality assurance purposes, this is not correct 
nor required in all cases. During the airspace reviews, airspace 
graphics may be created, if deemed necessary, to determine if there are 
terrain issues, or if cases are considered complex. However, in many 
cases, a graphic is not required when developing an airspace proposal.
    With respect to AOPA's comment addressing effective dates, FAA 
Order 7400.2L, para 2-3-7.a.4. states that, to the extent practicable, 
airspace areas and restricted areas should become effective on a 
sectional chart date and that consideration should be given to 
selecting a sectional chart date that matches a 56-day en route chart 
cycle date. The FAA does consider Class E airspace amendment effective 
dates to coincide with the publication of sectional charts, to the 
extent practicable; however, this consideration is accomplished after 
the NPRM comment period ends in the Final Rule. Substantive comments 
received to NPRMs, flight safety concerns, management of IFR operations 
at affected airports, and immediacy of required proposed airspace 
amendments are some of the factors that must be taken into 
consideration when selecting the appropriate effective date. After 
considering all factors, the FAA may determine that selecting an 
effective date that conforms to a 56-day en route chart cycle date that 
is not coincidental to sectional chart dates is better for the NAS and 
its users rather than awaiting the next sectional chart date.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 
2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet or more above the surface of Mc Entire JNGB, due to the 
decommissioning of the Mc Entire NDB, and cancellation of the NDB 
approach. The changes enhance the safety and management of IFR 
operations at the airport.
    The geographic coordinates of the Mc Entire JNGB, Shaw AFB, Sumter 
Airport, Sumter, and the Mc Entire JNGB TACAN also are adjusted to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database, and the airport names 
are updated to Mc Entire JNGB (formerly Mc Entire ANGB), and Sumter 
Airport (formerly Sumter Municipal Airport). Also, this action updates 
the name of the Mc Entire ANGB TACAN navigation aid to the Mc Entire 
JNGB TACAN.
    Finally, an editorial change is made to the airspace designation, 
removing the city from the airport name associated with Mc Entire JNGB 
and Shaw AFB to comply with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, 
Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 
5000 and 6005, respectively of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 
2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in 
this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT 
Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); 
and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the 
anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that 
only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified 
that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 5-6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is 
amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ASO SC D Eastover, SC [Amended]

Mc Entire JNGB, SC
    (Lat. 33[deg]55'15'' N, long. 80[deg]48'04'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,800 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of Mc Entire JNGB. This 
Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and 
times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective 
date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart 
Supplement.

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

ASO SC E5 Sumter, SC [Amended]

Shaw AFB, SC
    (Lat. 33[deg]58'22'' N, long. 80[deg]28'14'' W)
Mc Entire JNGB
    (Lat. 33[deg]55'15'' N, long. 80[deg]48'04'' W)
Mc Entire JNGB TACAN
    (Lat. 33[deg]55'27'' N, long. 80[deg]48'8'' W)
Sumter Airport, SC

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    (Lat. 33[deg]59'42'' N, long. 80[deg]21'41'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 10-mile radius of Shaw AFB and within a 6.8-mile radius of 
Mc Entire JNGB and within 3 miles each side of Mc Entire JNGB TACAN 
138[deg] radial, extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 12 miles 
southeast of the TACAN and within a 7-mile radius of Sumter Airport; 
excluding that airspace contained within Restricted Area R-6002 when 
it is in use.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 22, 2018.
Ryan W. Almasy,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2018-18765 Filed 8-29-18; 8:45 am]
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